Is there a special place you go that refreshes your soul? It’s as though you unlock something deep inside of you that has been kept from your consciousness because of the responsibilities you have to perform. I’m a people person. I love to be around people, I receive energy from being around people, and I feel connected with who I am around people. However, there are times I have to be away from them too; even people I love. The intensity of the feelings and energy it takes needs to be replenished by nature, quiet, and a place of memory – a place of pilgrimage. There are a few places that do this for me. Some are too far for me to travel to on any regular basis but a couple are close and it feels as though a battery inside of me is recharging as soon as I step foot on that sacred ground.
Jesus was smart. He found a way to do this every day. Early in the morning before sunrise, the Word tells us, Jesus got up and went to the hills or a quiet spot apart and would commune with the Father before any of the days duties would press in on him. I see Jesus as the true human – what we are intended to become. A beautiful person – a person who is true. Jesus was a man as comfortable in nature, working with wood, or teaching a huge crowd. It all came from that daily source of power that resides in the Father. He was trying to teach us but we have often failed to comprehend it.
Where is your place of pilgrimage? Where do you go? Where does the energy return to you and you relate to all that is around you and in you?